Give us your gift

Remember when you knew how great you were?

  • when you captained the pirate ship of the back yard
  • when you flew on your bicycle
  • when you saved the lives of every stuffed animal in the house


  • belting out arias to the trees and sky
  • twirling from the kitchen to the dining room
  • leaning against a sheltering tree, picking out songs on a new guitar… or an old guitar

The cell tissue memory is still there.

Here’s what happens: You are moving along through your life, chasing your dream (or your tail) and you cross an invisible threshold to become who you really are.

  • Not the ‘you’ you’ve been pretending to be.
  • Not the ‘you’ your parents told you to be.
  • Not the ‘you’ that argues, constantly, against your power, your kindness, your beauty, your greatness.

Just You.

Nervous when you’re nervous. Not when you’re not. But also, shiny when you feel like being shiny.

You. Flowing. Real. Unveiled.

It happens in an instant – and lasts only as long.

I mentioned, earlier, your greatness. That unique something special that only you can bring.

I love your greatness. I see your greatness. In fact, I am in the business of arguing for your greatness. Funny thing is, most of these arguments are with you – because someone, somewhere convinced you that you were less than you are.

But deep down inside, you know: you have a precious an important gift to give to the world.

We all do. And that pirate captain, prima ballerina, diva, rock star, heroic doctor? That’s the real you.  (you just aren’t sure you’re supposed to talk about in public.) So you send this other you out into the world, pretending.

But even as that pretending you goes through the motions of your work life/home life/ community life, the real you keeps calling you home.

The real you knows:

  • you are encoded with a genius only you can deliver, a puzzle piece that we need to complete the picture of the world. This genius is calling you onward, upward – home; to a destiny that will fill you with purpose, fullness and joy.
  • you are meant to engage with life – to drop into the mine of the self and, using your own particular tools, figure out how to carry your gold to the surface… to be shared with others.

For years you have felt this …. pulling. This urgency. This unsettled something, (that’s the real you) whispering, Try. For years you’ve resisted it, writing it off as foolish fantasy.

The thing is: it’s real.

Some people call this ‘real you’ your soul. Others call it the ‘true self’, the ‘higher self.’

And that place it calls you home to? Some people call that ‘mission and purpose’ or ‘destiny.’ I know it as Soul Calling – a multi-dimensional, psycho-spiritual DNA, set to operate from the moment we’re born until our last breath on earth.

It’s been there all along. You just have to learn to consciously activate it.

Activation of soul calling, is sometimes experienced as:

  • Questions that lead you, through insatiable curiosity, in a certain direction.
  • Allurements, that subtle (and not so subtle) magnetism that pulls you toward something
  • Resonance, that sense, that ‘vibe’ you get when something feels right (or wrong)

… and then, Blink! you just know.

… and then, blop, it slips away.

I had this experience while writing my first book.

Opening to that work opened ME – to a deeper, richer, broader perspective; and a boatload of new energy. I didn’t want it to stop – which made it hard to let the book go. Until I opened to my next book, and a whole online training program, came pouring through me.

Each time, all it takes is a taste, a few golden drops of this connection – and I can’t stop thinking about it, working on it, dreaming it.

This ‘it’ is what happens when I am me being me. Aligned with the full power of creation.

It’s intoxicating. It makes me want to unfold. It keeps calling me back – with resonance, with allurement, with blink.

We need to unfold. We are programmed to unfold, destined to keep opening and opening to what is already there. (Even when we don’t know it’s happening.)

So let’s have it: your gift. The world needs it – you need to give it to us.


You being you.

Moving toward your destiny with your eyes open – aware of where you’re going, heart on fire with joy; your life ready to receive what has always been there, streaming toward you as steadily as you have been walking to meet it.

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  • Amy Settle

    Ahh Amy I’ve been following you for months but doubted myself so much. It’s way too much to type in a post but it’s pretty BIG things happening. People know what I am or who before I did lol. Givers are rare I’ve heard. 🙂

  • Amy Settle

    If it wasn’t for you, I would have thought I was crazy. You have helped immensely in my “transition”. I can’t believe I’m so inspired by your words, I’m writing this in mid transition. Your a blessing from God to me. I found your page after a dragonfly flew in front of my face like it was trying to get my attention. So I googled the blue dragonfly and found you. This “gift” we posses is beyond what I could write in words. You though, do it in a very “understanding” way for US. Time to let my light shine 😉


    • Amy

      I’m so very glad that you found me – and now, I’ve found you. Thank you for leaving a comment so that I can see you. 🙂

  • Susie Surtees

    “Flowing. Real. Unveiled.” Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful … thank you …

  • Siân Harris

    Oh Amy! That’s lovely! Reading your book helped me move along the road towards my calling – I’m not there yet, but I’m on my way. Thank you so much for sharing this reminder. x

  • Teresa

    Beautiful post! Thank you for being yet another calling our gifts forth! So many gifts. So much shine. So grateful.

    Hugs and butterflies,

  • Dana Reeves

    Amy, I absolutely LOVE that you are in my corner, arguing for my greatness! xoxoxo

  • Cherry Woodburn

    Just one more cheer for a spot on, wonderful post.

  • Cherry Woodburn

    Oh Amy, a beautiful post that resonates so well for me individually and for the work I do. As you may remember, I wrote a similar post, which I think was good, but lacked the wonderful examples of “Remember when you knew how great you were?

    when you captained the pirate ship of the back yard
    when you flew on your bicycle
    when you saved the lives of every stuffed animal in the house
    belting out arias to the trees and sky
    twirling from the kitchen to the dining room.
    picking out songs under a tree

    The cell tissue memory is still there.”
    Excellent way to remind people how they use to feel. Bravo Amy. Cherry

  • Kathi Instone

    “This unsettled something, whispering, Try. For years you’ve resisted it, …” you have read my mind and soul, Amy… Thank you for this.

  • Kirsten

    “Remember when you knew how great you were.” I am putting that on my refrigerator! Thank you for the inspiration and encouragement, so helpful for this path I have just begun to explore.

  • jo miller

    Great job,as always. Your gift & your connecting with your gift keeps expanding. Amy, that you for helping us out.
    I am surrendering,accepting – opening.
    I ask to allow. I ask for the wisdom in me , to be revealed.
    I thank you, Amy for being one of our teachers.
    love jo xo

  • Tracy

    This is beautiful… the best reminder. Just as we are… We should be joyous in our own skins, relishing our uniqueness–for our spirits only pass through this way, at this time, in this one unique way. :o)

  • Peter Cimino


    Great article. Thanks

    Peter Cimino

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